Nobody can be exactly like me. Even I have trouble doing it.
Tallulah Bankhead

STATEMENT:

I am, by default, the illustrator of my ideas, even though I seem to lie to myself constantly. Creating is the most "bestial" process of my conclusions. It is the energy of starting something without exactly knowing the actual outcome.

My environment are constants in my aesthetic proposal, which is tied to the parallel need to understand common sense and making my interpretation of it more or less acceptable or understandable.

Creating is the experience of being constantly unsatisfied. When this happens, I should redo and lie to myself again.

Alejandro Mendoza

About my “Location Drawings Series”:

Constantly in our path we have to recalculate our location. It has meaning for culture, color, race, language, intellect, money, power and, of course, ART. Everybody dreams of a dream location because location has become a great goal in our life. It is a socially empty concept and speculative. It is one of the must radical modern concepts as a sign and symbol in today’s society.

REVIEWS

INTRAMURAL LIGHT: NEW WORKS BY ALEJANDRO MENDOZA 2012
Ricardo Pau-Llosa. Art Critic

SITE MEMORY. The location series of Alejandro Mendoza
2012

Babacar Mbow. Art Critic and Curator.

BIOGRAPHY

Born in 1967, Havana, Cuba. Lives and Works in Miami.

1987 National School of the Art and Graphics Design, Havana, Cuba.

1992 ISPEJV. Higher Institute of the Art Havana, Cuba.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS:

2015 INK, IRREVERSIBLE PROJECT at MIA, SeaFair, Miami Downtown, FL USA.

2014 One Man Show, Miami International Art at SeeFair, Irreversible Projects, Miami, FL USA.

2013 "Location and Garabatos" Gallery 2014, Hollywood, FL. USA.

2012 "SITE OF MEMORY", The location series. PULSE NY, Kavachnina Contemporary, NY, USA.

2012 "Location, location, location", Projects Gallery, Philadelphia, PA USA.

2012 " THE LAST EMPTINESS" Coral Gables Museum. Anthony R. Abraham Family Gallery.Coral Gables, FL. USA

2009 “ MIGRATIONS”, Domingo Padron Gallery, Coral Gables, FL.USA.

2008 “ CROSS-ING CULTURES”, CAC. The Chico Art Center, Chico, California, USA.

2007 “ CROSS-ING RENO”, “Sierra Arts Gallery”, Sierra Arts Foundations, Reno, NV. USA.

2005 “ CROSS-ING LAREDO”, Laredo Center for the Arts, Goodman Gallery, Laredo TX,USA

1992 “APOTEOSIS TROPICAL” Centro de Desarrollo de las Artes Visuales, Havana, Cuba.

1991 “ HECHO EN CUBA” Galería, 23 Y 12, La Habana, Cuba.

1990 “ Lo Criollo Eres Tu”, Galería Casa Estudiantil El Castillito, ISPEJV. Habana, Cuba.

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS:

2016 DELRAY AFFAIR, Conell Art Museum, Delray Beach, Florida USA.

2016 IN-OUT of CUBA, Art Dealer Mami, Miami Beach, Miami Florida USA.

2015 FROM REAL MIAMI TO REAL BARGEMON, Beddington Fine Art, Bargemon Var Provence - France

2015 GOLD RUSH, Macaya Gallery, Wynwood Art Distric, Miami FL USA.

2015 Giants in the City, P3 Edition an International Contemporary Art Biennial Exhibit.

2014 Refresh Miami, Powerhouse Show, Oxenberg Fine Art, Wynwood Art Distric, Miami FL USA.

2014 Beddington Fine Art, Bargemon Var Provence - France

2014 Deering Estate at Cutler, Curator: Lucinda Linderman, Palmetto Bay, FL USA.

2014 “The Eternal Beauty”, International Fine Art Exhibition, West Palm Beach, FL USA.

2014 “Landscape, different views”, Watson MacRae Gallery, Sanibel FL, USA.

2013 "Giants in the City”, Bay front Park, Miami, FL. USA.

2013 “Americana” , Miramar Art Cultural Center, Miramar FL, USA.

2013 "Caribbeana, Alternatives Contemporaneities" Multitudes Gallery, Miami, FL. USA.

2013 "NEXT STOP", Wynwood Exhibition Center WEC, Miami FL. USA.

2012 "Extraordinary five", Wynwood Exhibition Center WEC, Miami, FL. USA.

2012 Colectiva 2012, Galeria Medicci, Caracas, Venezuela.

2012 IRREVERSIBLE Prize, Guest artist, Wynwood Exhibition Center WEC. Miami, FL USA.

2012 Prome Encuentro Bienal Arte Contemporaneo di Caribe, Paradera, Aruba.

2012 Contemporary African Diaspora Memory in Motion. NOVA SOUTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY, African Presence 2012, Ninth Annual Exhibition.Fort Lauderdale-Davie, FL, USA.

2011 Giants in the City, Bay Front Park, Miami Down Town. Public art Project, Miami, FL USA.

2011 Mask, Juried Exhibition, Projects Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, USA

2011 The Collection I, artdealermiami,Private Collection Art show, Miami Beach, FL, USA

2011 CAFE XII, Art Literature of the Cuban Diaspora,Curator:Leandro Soto, Sandgre de Cristo Art Center, CO, USA.

2011“Factory IV”, Wynwood Exhibition Center & IRREVERSIBLE Art Space, Miami, FL.USA.

2010 “Giants in the City”, Miami International Book Fair, Public Art Project Guest, Miami, FL.USA.

2010 “Factory III”, Wynwood Exhibition Center & IRREVERSIBLE Art Space, Miami, FL.USA.

2010 “Factory II”, IRREVERSIBLE Art Space, Miami, FL.USA.

2010 “Past is History – Future is Mystery”, Freedom Tower MDC Art Gallery System. Miami FL USA

2010 “Suenos”, (Dreaming), Contemporary Latin American Art. Noyes Museum of Art, New Jersey, USA.

2010 “Factory I”, IRREVERSIBLE Art Space, Opening Group Show, Miami, FL.USA.

2010 FIART, International Art Fair, Palacio de Bellas Artes, Sto. Domingo, Dominican Republic, Giants in the City, Special Project Guess.(Artist/Curator).

2010 GIANTS IN THE CITY, Inflatable Giants Sculptures, Miami Beach Botanical Garden, Sculpture Garden Program, Miami Beach FL, (Artist / Curator).

2010 ARTEAMERICAS Art Fair, Miami Beach Convention Center, Haitian Art Relief Fund, Edouard Duval-Carrie Curator.

2010 ARTEAMERICAS Art Fair, Miami Beach Convention Center, Special Project Collaborations “UNTITLED” Monumental Installation, Curator: Norelkys Blazekovic (Artist: Leonel Matheu, Pablo Cano, Lucinda Linderman, Edouard Duval-Carrie, Alex Heria and Alejandro Mendoza).

2010 ARTEAMERICAS Art Fair, Miami Beach Convention Center, Giants in the City, Special Project Guess. FL, USA.

2010 Art Palm Beach, WEST PALM BEACH, Art Fair, Project Collaboration, IRREVERSIBLE an International Art Project, Booth P1. West Palm Beach, Fl. USA.

2010 MIA ART FAIR, Miami Beach Convention Center, Project Collaboration, IRREVERSIBLE an International Art Project, Booth P 02. Miami, Fl. USA.

2010 “Caribbean Canvas” Identity in an Era of Globalization, Multitude Art Gallery, Miami, FL., USA.

2009 GIANTS IN THE CITY, Inflatable Giants Sculptures, BAYFRONT PARK, Miami-Dade Parks, Art Basel satellite exhibit, Miami FL, (Artist / Curator).

2009 SUMMER SHOW, Projects Gallery, Philadelphia, PA.USA.

2009 “IRREVERSIBLE 100 MOST” IRREVERSIBLE An International Art Project at CIFO Art Space, The Cisneros Fontanal Art Foundation, Exhibition Catalogue, Miami, FL.

2009 AQUI ESTAMOS (HERE WE ARE): Curated by F. Lennox Campello , Projects Gallery, Philadelphia, PA.USA.

2009 ARTE AMERICAS 2009: Artist Selected for Monumental Sculpture Project. The Latin American Art Fair. Miami Beach Convention Center. FL, USA.

2009 THE MAKING OF GIANTS: “Giants in the City” exhibition Catalogue. ARTFORMZ Alternative Gallery, Wynwood Art District Miami, FL. USA.,

2008 GIANTS IN THE CITY, Inflatable Giants Sculptures, BAYFRONT PARK, Miami-Dade Parks & Artformz, Art Basel satellite exhibit, Miami FL, (Artist / Curator)

2008 “NO EASY PIECES” ARTFORMZ Alternative Gallery, Wynwood Art District, Miami, FL. USA

2008 “DIVERSE WORKS” ARTFORMZ Alternative Gallery, Wynwood Art District Miami, FL. USA.

2008 “The Last Picture Show” ARTFORMZ Alternative Gallery, Miami, FL. USA.

2008 “Personal Jesus” Two person show Undecurrents Arts, Wynwood Art District, Miami Fl. USA.

2007 “Sabores y Lenguas”(Tastes & Tongues) . MAMBA, Museo de Arte Moderno, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

2007 “Identity in Progress": Flight 19 ArtGallery, Tampa, FL. USA.

2007 “Cafe VII: The Journeys of Cuban Artist", Interdisciplinary Arts and Performance Gallery at Arizona State University West, Phoenix, Arizona. USA.

2007 “DEVIANT BEHAVIOR”, National Juried Exhibition, ARTFORMZ Alternative Gallery, Miami, FL. USA.

2007 Two person show “Cuban Identity: Religion, Philosophy and the Visual Arts”, Barry University. Miami Shores, FL.USA

2007 “Laudable Latin’s”, Ormond Memorial Art Museum & Gardens, Ormond Beach, FL. USA.

2007 Group Show, Walkway Gallery, Lincoln Center, Fort Collins, CO,USA.

2007 “Obras”, Contemporary Latin American Artists, Projects Gallery, Philadelphia, PA.USA.

2006/07 “It’s so UNFAIR”, ARTFORMZ Alternative Gallery, Miami, FL.. USA.

2006 "IX Exposición de Arte Latinoamericano y del Caribe", Museum of the Americas and Broward Community College South Campus, Pembroke Pines, FL, USA.

2006 “CONVERGENCE !”, ARTFORMZ Alternative Gallery, Miami, FL.. USA.

2006 “Black and White”, Projects Gallery, Philadelphia, PA.USA.

2006 “Arte Sagrado 2006”, National Juried Exhibition (Curator’s Juror David Kroft and Eric Gibbons), Art Gallery at Concordia University at Austin, TX. USA.

2006 “Memory and Meditation” Robert A. Peck Art Gallery, Central Wyoming College, Riverton. WY. USA.

2006 “Rundgang”, International presentation and review portfolio projects, Staedelschule Frankfurt, Germany.

2005 “Sensuous Delights”, Lo Pressionism Gallery, Melbourne, FL. USA.

2005 “Open Show”, 201 Gallery, Laredo, TX. USA

2005 “Between Dimensions”, Projects Gallery, Philadelphia, PA.USA.

2005“Feed your senses“, INFUSION GALLERY, Los Angeles, CA.USA.

2004 “The Spiritual VII”, International Exhibition, PERIOD GALLERY, Nebraska, USA.

2004 “Of Church and State”, 3 person show, 621 GALLERY, Tallahassee, FL, USA.

2004 “Nuevas Tendencias #14”, Museo Hispano Latinoamericano”. Miami, FL, USA.

2003 “Contemporary Latin Artist” Miami-Dade Community College. North Campus. Miami, FL, USA.

2003 “Para los Prójimos”, Galería del Sol, Panamá City, Panamá.

2002 “SOHO International Art Competition”, Agora Gallery, New York, USA.

2001“Latin American Paintings”. Center for the Arts. Vero Beach, Florida, USA.

2001“Arte Latin-o-.Americano”, Dos Lunas, New México, USA.

2000“Tierra Adentro”, A.Cueto Gallery, San Juan, Puerto Rico.

1999“OLD HAVANA”, Freites-Revilla Gallery, Miami, FL. USA.

1998“El ARTE DE HACER”, Cuban/American art show, Ottawa, Canadá.

FELLOWSHIPS / AWARDS / GRANTS:

Grant Winner Miami DDA, Down Town Development Authority, 2011, 2012, 2013.

Grant Winner Miami-Dade Community and Tourist Development Council Grants Program 2008, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014.

Grant winner Miami-Dade Division of Cultural Affairs Community Grant Program 2008,2010,2011,2012, 2013, 2014.

GIANTS IN THE CITY. Miami Premier Project. Founder Artist and Curator.

Grant Winner The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation Awarded a Knight Foundation Arts Partnership Grant 2008

Best Show. IX Exposición de Arte Latinoamericano y del Caribe, Museum of the Americas and Broward Community College South Campus, Pembroke Pines, FL, USA. 2006

Spiritual VII International Exhibition “High Standard of excellence”. USA. 2005

SOHO International Art Competition, New York .USA. 2002

Winner of Kansas City Artists Coalition's. USA .2002

Honorable mention Arte Joven, Universidad de las Américas, Puebla México.1998

Honorable mention Salón Nacional de Arte Contemporáneo Cubano. Centro Wilfredo Lam, Cuba.1990

Premio Jornada Científica Pedagógica, ISPEJV, La Havana, Cuba .1987

INTERNATIONAL ART FAIRS:

2016 ART BOCA RATON, Boca Raton, Florida USA.

2016 ART PALM BEACH, West Palm Beach, Florida USA.

2015 SPECTRUM, Miami Art Show.Miami Florida USA.

2015 ART MONACO, Monaco, Monte Carlo.

2015 Miami International Art Fair MIA. at Sea Fair, Miami Down Town, FL USA.

2015 ART PALM BEACH, West Palm Beach, Florida USA.

2014 SPECTRUM, Miami Art Show.Miami Florida USA.

2014 ART MONACO, Monaco, Monte Carlo.

2014 SP-Arte, the Sao Paulo International Art Fair.

2014 Miami Art and Design MA+D, Down Town Miami, FL USA.

2014 American International Fine Art Exhibition,West Palm Beach, FL USA.

2014 Art Palm Beach, Palm Beach, FL. USA

2014 Miami International Art at See Fair, Miami, FL, USA

2013 ART WYNWOOD, Midtown Miami, FL. USA.

2013 ART PALM BEACH, West Palm Beach, FL. USA.

2013 Miami International Art, SEA FAIR, Miami FL.USA.

2012 CONTEXT ART MIAMI, Miami FL. USA

2012 AQUA Art Fair, Miami Beach, FL USA.

2012 ART TORONTO, Toronto, Canada.

2012 HFAF, Houston Fine Art Fair, Houston, Texas.USA

2012 FIA, Feria Iberoamericana de Arte, Caracas, Venezuela.

2012 PULSE Art Fair, New York, NY USA.

2012 Art Naples, International Art Fair, Naples, FL USA

2012 Arte Americas, The Latin American Art Fair,Miami Beach Convention Center, FL USA.

2012 ART WYNWOOD, International Art Fair, Miami, FL USA.

2012 Miami International Art, SEA FAIR, Miami FL.USA.

2011 ART TORONTO, Metro Toronto Convention Center, Canada.

2011 PULSE Art Fair, Los Angeles, CA, USA.

2011 Arte Americas, The Latin America Art Fair, Miami Beach, Convention Center, FL, USA.

2011 Art Naples, International Art Fair, Naples, FL, USA.

2011 Art Palm Beach, West Palm Beach, FL. USA.

2011 MIA ART FAIR, Miami Beach Convention Center, Miami, FL. USA.

2010 RED DOT, Miami, FL, USA.

2010 FIART International Art Fair, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

2010 Arte Americas, The Latin American Art Fair, Miami Beach Convention Center, FL, USA.

2010 Art Palm Beach, West Palm Beach, FL. USA.

2010 MIA ART FAIR, Miami Beach Convention Center, Miami, FL. USA.

2009 Arte Americas, The Latin American Art Fair. Miami Beach Convention Center. FL, USA.

2008 BRIDGE ART FAIR, Miami 2008, Miami Beach, FL, USA.

2003 FIA, Feria Iberoamericana de Arte, Caracas, Venezuela.

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